- Common Name(s):
- Alternate-leaved dogwood, Pagoda dogwood
- Native Plants, Trees
Maroon fall foliage; alternate leaves; branches parallel to the ground creating a layered look; disease resistance; fibrous, spreading root system; keep root zone cool.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall Bloom: Spring
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites. Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. This species is more resistant to the common dogwood disease problems.
- 15-25 ft.
- Clusters of greenish-white flowers in late summer; fragrant; purplish-black berries on red stems
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained soil
- Spreading, horizontal branches; branches parallel to the ground creating a layered look
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
- Clusters of greenish-white flowers in late summer; purplish-black berries on red stems
- 15-30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Slow to moderate
- 2-5 in. alternate leaves; maroon to reddish-purple fall color
NCCES plant id: 469